MF4255 Drive issue.

Hjcarter

Member
4255 12*12 with splitter.

Just restacking a muck heap and now wont go into gear when running. Gear goes in nice and smooth when not running. Only been working for 10 mins.

Had exact same problem 12 months ago and ended up with new clutch - only done 100 hours since then and not heavy work.

Is there a known problem with these....?

Anyone know a MF specialist in leics/ derby/ notts area?
 

Sausage

Member
Ummm.... if it is a red forward/reverse lever then that would indicated a power shuttle. But it should go into forward/reverse no problem, your original post suggested you couldn’t do that. Also if the clutch was done 100hrs ago that would have been an expensive job, rather than a dry clutch which would have been sub£1000.
 

Hjcarter

Member
Will change range no problem but not go into gear - its like the gear stick is pushing against something - when engines off it will select gear fine. Its a 2001 on a Y plate.

Cuts 15 acre with a flail mower 4 times a year, sprays with a small 3 point link sprayer 10 times a year, 2 days compost spreading and pulls 3 ton of horse muck every 6 weeks. I don't feel I'm giving it a hard life!!

You're right last clutch cost a packet - if its gone again I'm going to write to cadburys because the chuffing thing must be made of chocolate.
 

mixed breed

Member
Mixed Farmer
Will change range no problem but not go into gear - its like the gear stick is pushing against something - when engines off it will select gear fine. Its a 2001 on a Y plate.

Cuts 15 acre with a flail mower 4 times a year, sprays with a small 3 point link sprayer 10 times a year, 2 days compost spreading and pulls 3 ton of horse muck every 6 weeks. I don't feel I'm giving it a hard life!!

You're right last clutch cost a packet - if its gone again I'm going to write to cadburys because the chuffing thing must be made of chocolate.
I'm not sure im reading it right.. Do you have a red/orange shuttle lever on your left hand? You change direction without using the clutch pedal?
 

Tony1989

Member
The adjuster on the lever for the clutch on the side of the bell housing has probably slipped as the pinch bolt for adjuster was not tight enough
 

Hjcarter

Member
The adjuster on the lever for the clutch on the side of the bell housing has probably slipped as the pinch bolt for adjuster was not tight enough
Thanks for the suggestion Tony, I'll check that out when it's light and I have time to crawl under it. Any hints on precise location??
 

mixed breed

Member
Mixed Farmer
Like this
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If so, it's a power shuttle transmission. There is a neutral switch that wears away inside of the above unit that can cause the transmission to drag and make changes difficult, Saying that it should still change easily when you press the clutch.
 

Wombat

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
East yorks
So if it’s a red lever it’s a power shuttle and all electronic, the wet clutches are back to back on a central hub in an extension to the gearbox where the normal clutch could have been.

they were very sensitive to coolant and therefore warping the plates as they were squeezed in a very small area and so it was always recommended to not use the clutch pedal much and use the shuttle. There were a number of programs done including a big filter being bolted to one of the trumpet housings.

i cannot remember for sure but I think of you did a lot of stationary work it was recommended to put in forward and the main stick in neutral so the front clutches were in and the coolant flowing.

unfortunately one of those not going into gear when the shuttle is in neutral could be a sign of the plates being warped in either clutch pack.
 
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